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Constant Moreaux Colignon


Submitted by Robin Lacey VanderKooi and Bill Moore


Physician and Surgeon

512 Hackley Union Natíl Bank Building


Constant M(oreaux) Colignon, son of Joseph and Marie (Moreaux) Colignon; was born at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, July 7, 1890.


Joseph Colignon, son of Joseph Colignon, Sr., was born in Belgium, in 1831.He later came to the U.S., settling in Wisconsin.He was an innkeeper.He died in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in 1895.His wife, Marie (Moreaux) Colignon, who was born in Belgium, in 1846, died in 1920.They were the parents of 11 children, Constant Moreaux Colignon being the youngest in order of birth.


Constant M. Colignon, the subject of this sketch, was graduated from high school in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.He was graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B. S. Degree in 1912, and in 1914 received an M. D. degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, 2 years, and in 1916 began the practice of Medicine in Muskegon, Mich.In 1917, he entered the U.S. Army for service in World War No. 1, having served as a reserve officer prior to that time.He was commisioned a lieutenant in the Med. Corps, and was assigned to the 126th Inf., 32nd Division.He later served overseas as surgeon and Captain of the 120th Machine Gun Batln. After receiving his Honorable Discharge on June 20,1919, he returned to Muskegon, Mich., and resumed his practice of medicine.Since 1920 he had served as chief surgeon to the Campbell, Wyant & Cannon Foundry Co.He is vice-chief of staff at Mercy Hospital and is a member of the surgical and consulting staffs of Hackley Hospital.Dr. Colignon, who is a Republican, is a member of the following:Blue Lodge, F. and A. M.; American Medical Association; Michigan State Medical Society; Muskegon County Medical Society (past president); American College of Surgeons (is a fellow); Elks Lodge; Century Club; Muskegon Chapter, Citizens Hist. Association; and Episcopal Church.His favorite recreations are fishing, golf, and gardening.Dr. Colignon maintains his residence in North Muskegon.


On June 24,1919, Constant M. Colignon married Eleanor Rosenberry, who was born in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1894.Mrs. Colignon died in 1927.The only child born of this marriage is John Robert Colignon, whose birth occurred in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 22,1923.


On November 17,1927, Dr. Colignon married Mrs. Margaret (Brown) Boyce, a native of Cadillac, Michigan.Two Children were born of this marriage:(1)A child who died in infancy. (2) Joseph Brown, born January 31,1935.By a former marriage, Mrs. Colignon is the mother of 4 children: (1) George, who is employed as an engineer by the state of Indiana. (2) William, who is a student Of Michigan Sate College of Agriculture and applied Science, in East Lansing. (3) Robert, who is a student of Northwestern University. (4), Gaylor, who is a student of High School.


Source: Citizens Historical Association, Indianapolis†† Number2 D20 E61 F40-LCD/DLH†† August 9,1941


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